Tropical Garden K

Location

  • Upper Cliff Area From Kava & Pineapple Garden to Ocean View; upper cliff side Kahuna Cabin

Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:

This EDIBLE Garden has the following plants:

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds: Cane Grass, Stink Maile, Fire Ants, choking, creepers, climbers
    • Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using a Kama and pickax out if accessible
    • Use a Kama to cut the climbers and the chokers at the plant base to kill them. Remove off plant carefully.
    • Before working in this area spray Soapy Water mix for fire ants
  • Identification and Labeling:
    • Tag and label  transplanted trees with bright color tree ribbon,
    • Date the tree with date it was transplanted (only babies so we can see the growth process)
    • Update plant pages if any are added or deleted from the garden.
  • Borders & Maintenance:
    • Keeping the wood and fence borders free of weeds and mosses, weed whack the area of large grasses to keep walkways low and clear
    • Plant Okinawa Spinach & sweet potato in all bare areas
    • Thin out Mexican Sunflower
    • Plant Guava on top of slopes
    • Prune Guava trees to keep out of the way
    • Remove weeds from slope and replace with erosion control plants – work only from bottom upwards
    • Landscape rocks to make terraces
    • Plant Okinawa Spinach & sweet potato in all bare areas
    • Fix Trail Signs for top of Ocean View steps
    • Weed pineapple patch weekly to keep bottoms clear and untangled
    • Keep Cane Grass in front and on the side of Kahuna low with long saw tool
    • Check with the director if you have any ideas for new plants in this garden
  • Harvesting:
    • Harvest Guava fruit when in season to keep walkways clear
    • Harvest Okinawa Spinach when gets overgrown
    • Harvest Egg Fruit when soft to the touch and bright orange